The political correctness of Election 2016 has reached a new and irritating low. All five presidential candidates are guilty of such campaign tactics and that is to be expected depending on their audience. But the one who defies all moderation all the time is Hillary Rodham Clinton.
From her blatant pandering for the African-American vote in states like New York and Illinois to her almost stomach-churning swooning over Hispanic voters, there is not one “minority” Hillary is not “working hard” for minus Caucasian men. The phoniness of her message is resonating among working-class Americans, Caucasians, the middle class, the military and a variety of other groups that represent tens of millions of Americans.
To hear her message about women is demeaning to many educated, successful females. In Hillary’s world, women are basically victims of a white male dominated business world. Without Hillary’s unsolicited and staged anger, half the country is oppressed, cry-babies and marginalized citizens with zero power.
Hillary Clinton seizes hold of reality and claims it for itself. Meanwhile, the media’s favorite punching bag, Donald Trump, continues to be vilified for even suggesting Hillary Clinton would not have five percent of the vote were she not a woman. He told NBC’s Today host Savannah Guthrie on Tuesday that “The only thing she’s got going is the women’s card.
Then on Thursday, not backing down one iota from his Tuesday’s remarks, he said “Without the women’s card, Hillary would not even be a viable person to run for city council positions,” he said on a second appearance on the Today show. The “shocked” host, Savannah Guthrie retorted, “Do you understand why people find that to be kind of a demeaning comment?” Speaking in the usual NBC/MSNBC biased journalistic opinion, this apparently is insulting to all women everywhere. Did Guthrie know something the rest of us didn’t speaking for all women?
In the real world where most voters live, the prospect of a woman in the White House, whether African American, Hispanic, Jew, Martian is an appealing idea to some. Hillary has a female support base based solely on her sex, but it is far from her insinuation she is the great woman’s champion. That is quite the contrary.
Ms. Clinton has great difficulty identifying one major issue she was out in front on as senator from New York or secretary of state. At a women’s luncheon in Manhattan last fall she was asked to name three accomplishments she had as Obama’s secretary of state. There was a great silence before she stuttered an answer that was wholly vague and dripping with the catch phrase, “Gotcha ya!”
The former secretary of state would find it easier to name a foreign policy failure during her years in the Obama cabinet. Not as hard to do, is it? But that didn’t happen and she quickly changed the topic to her generic, one size fits all, case for her candidacy based on being a woman. She rarely, if ever gets called on it by an adoring liberal media.
Clinton is either unaware of the gains women have made in the past 50 years or she thinks the girls are not competent to play with the boys. Maybe the better question to ask her during her next appearance the Today Show would be, “Why are you insulting to women is this manner?”